hermitage museum foundation

White Nights


June 25 through July 4, 2017

St. Petersburg, Peter the Great's creation and the home o the Hermitage Museum (Catherine the Great's creation), is at its most beautiful and poetic during the "White Nights" celebration that follow the summer solstice.

Join us for an exclusive journey as we guide you to the city's famous sites and hidden gems. Our White Nights Tour is your chance to discover Russia's Imperial capital with its extraordinary heritage of palaces, museums, theaters, cathedrals and other cultural and historic landmarks. Guests are then invited to join us for four days in Moscow for private visits of the Kremlin, The Pushkin Museum and more.


On this trip, you will experience exclusive access via customized behind-the-scenes visits led by world-class curators; private excursions by boat and a horse-drawn carriage; great restaurants; and much, much more.

The highlight of the Tour is the Hermitage Gala Banquet which will take place this year on Friday, June 30th, a unique and luxurious evening of dinner and entertainment in the magnificent halls of the Winter Palace, where you will experience the museum no longer as a museum, but as the palace it once was.

For additional information and reservations, please contact the Hermitage Museum Foundation at Events@HermitageMuseumFoundation.org.

Click here to view the detailed White Nights Itinerary for 2017.


Join us in preserving and promoting one of the most important cultural treasures in the world by joining the Hermitage Museum Foundation. All donations are tax deductible under US law.

You can easily make a direct donation in the amount of your choosing.